Kavanagh Family Crest
Created by Edmond McGrath (RIP) in the 1970s, these Irish prints were rediscovered in 2020 after 40 years in safe storage. Beautifully arranged in this Irish coat of arms parchment is an artistic celebration of the Kavanagh Irish surname. The Kavanagh family crest is illustrated at the center and surrounded by famous Celtic symbols of Ireland. These illustrations are a wonderful dedication to Irish last names.
Imagine having this beautiful story of your name hanging on your living room wall for all to study over a glass of wine, or to take a glimpse at it when having your Barry's tea on the couch. There is so much to take in. This parchment is an heirloom for many generations yet to come. It's a wonderful reminder of your Irish heritage.
On your living room wall, you will always be reminded of your Irish origins and it will be a show stopper for visiting friends and family. Presenting a family coat of arms gift is a truly special gift for the home for someone special who has that unique Irish connection.
On this parchment, the Killarney lakes take center stage above the heraldic shield whilst many Irish Celtic symbols and famous monuments surround it.
Illustrated in this parchment are:
- Book of Kells inspired artwork
- The Cross of Cong
- The Ardagh Chalice
- Killarney Lakes
- The Irish Harp
- The Currachs of the West of Ireland
- Glendalough Monastery
- Blarney Castle
- Traditional thatched houses of Ireland
- Ahenny Cross
- Cross of Muiredach
- The Burgh O’Malley Chalice
- The crests of the four provinces of Ireland: Ulster, Connaught, Leinster, Munster
- The Tara Brooch
- The Celtic Torc
The Kavanagh Coat Of Arms Story
Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the Kavanagh family history parchment:
Kavagnah is an unusual name in that it is one of the very few old Gaelic surnames which has neither a Mc or O’ prefix. It has also many interesting associations. The Irish Caomhánach is an adjective indicating an association with St. Caomhan, the relationship in fact stemmed from the first Kavanagh being fostered by a successor of the saint. The continued use of such an adjective is in itself unusual. The first Kavagnah was Donal, son of Dermot McMurrough, King of Leinster. It was through the latter's appeal for assistance in his struggle with the King of Connaught that the Anglo-Norman invasion was initiated. The Normans who came to his aid stayed on after his death and ultimately extended their power over much of Ireland. Kavagnah territory laid in counties Carlow and Wexford where the greatest concentration of them remains today. They were associated with the McMurroughs for a very long time and the name was often carried in addition to McMurrough. Art McMurrough Kavanagh was one of the famous holders of the name, having been knighted by Richard II in 1394 he proceeded to steadily enlarge his territories and establish a strong Gaelic state within striking distance of Dublin from which to resist that same king. Cahir Mac Art Kavagnah(1500-1554) was involved in the Geraldine rebellion and in 1590 Art Kavagnah accompanied Hugh O'Neill in his escape from Dublin Castle. Many Kavagnahs served European powers and had, it seems, a reputation for being unusually well built. In the seventeenth century Brian Kavagnah described as the tallest man in King James’s army, and Morgan Kavagnah, Governor of Prague ins 1766 as the biggest man in Europe.
The Print Options For You:
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Framed Print: White or black frame. Delivered framed to your home for you to hang on your wall. Two optional sizes for you. Choose from 18" x 24" or 24" x 36". We recommend the larger one as it is the original parchment size and easier to explore all of the intricate detail.
Print Only: Print rolled and shipped to your home. Two optional sizes for you. Choose from 18" x 24" or 24" x 36". We recommend the larger one as it is the original parchment size and easier to explore all of the intricate detail.
Unlimited Print Download: An ideal option if you would like your extended family to each have one. Use it digitally as your desktop wallpaper or print it for your living room. If you choose to order this, you will be sent the link to download the high quality PDF afterwards and start sharing with all the family!
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